“The sparkling peaks of musical genius, the darkest depths of talentless crap! All that caught the ear, of the ordinary man!” – If that’s not enough intrigue for you to check out one of England’s hidden indie treasures to make you click on through and check them out, then I don’t know what is. Kartica are pure, British indie, who make music that we thought was long dead in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. If you’re fans of Oasis, The Verve, Kasabian and Editors then these guys are a must for you.
Kartica have a single out now entitled ‘Don’t You Think So’, which is packaged up nicely with two bonus B-Sides (‘Wider Eyes’ and ‘Taller Today’), which is the perfect indie package for any iPod or playlist.
“Kartica are committed to writing pure, British indie that’s true to its core. The Sheffield quintet have created a diamond of a track that’s laced with intrigue and dense guitar riffage that’s powerful enough to make the hairs on your neck stand to attention.”
Kartica are a 5 piece indie/rock band from Sheffield. Formed in May 2008, they have steadily been building their following and reputation in their home city and beyond.
Described by NME magazine as “Solid Sheffield Indie Rock”, after a recent packed out show at the Sheffield O2 Academy 2, local reviews have questioned how long it will be until Kartica are filling the largest venues the city has to offer and more.
Blending a mix of driving guitars and heavy drumbeats with dreamy riffs and anthemic melodies, Kartica achieve a roaring sound with echoes of Oasis, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene and The Stone Roses amongst others. Written with meaning and soul, Kartica have a range of songs that stretch from the menacing, to the heartrending.
A band that convey emotion, frustration, hope and belief.
Recent gigs with The Twang, The South (Ex – Beautiful South) and The Complete Stone Roses have seen the band’s profile rise further. In late March the band released their first single ‘Don’t You Think So?‘ and have secured support slots with ex ‘Little Man Tate’ Frontman Jon Windle, and nationally breaking band ‘All The Young‘.
What the Press are Saying:
NME – “Solid Sheffield Indie Rock”
The Silver Tongue – “Kartica’s latest single “Don’t You think So” channels the spirit of early 90s Britpop and combines sunny pianos with big, heavenly guitars to make the listener feel happily captive in frothing ocean waves.”
Avenue Mag – “This is real gritty indie, we’ve been missing this type of music recently”
Frontrow Fanz – “Get ready to fall in love with a wonderful 5-piece indie/rock band by the name of Kartica… The song pulls you in right from the beginning from the great instrumentals with a really nice beat that are an awesome lead into the mesmerizing voice”
Lyric Lounge Review – “Sparkling summer anthem with strains of The Stone Roses and overtures of Oasis; melodic indie track you will soon be dancing to at The Leadmill.”
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